Green Bay Packers: News, notes and nuggets for a Mile High slugfest

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Oct 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) rushes for a touchdown in front of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Keys to the game – offensive efficiency

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are so good at scoring early and often in the first quarter and beginning the second half. The Packers have outscored opponents 66-9 in the first quarter this season. A fast start is important for Green Bay.

In contrast, the Broncos offense has only scored 12 points and has yet to score a TD in the first quarter this year. Broncos are converting only 37.5 percent of their Red Zone attempts as compare to 63.49 percent last year and averaging only one Red Zone TD per game this year.

However, the Broncos’ defense has yet to give up any points in the first quarter.

If the Broncos are able to keep the Packers from scoring early, they will have a decided advantage.

Next: Will the Packers defense step up again?